Solomon's Knot • Bach Motets (2CD)
Deluxe edition 2CD package with 48-page booklet.
Also includes QR code to download the lossless audio files.
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This recording features the complete motets by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), set in the context of music from the previous generation of his family which inspired him. In his final decade, JS Bach researched and performed motets by his father’s cousin, Johann Christoph (1642-1703), whom he greatly admired. Although Johann Sebastian took the motet genre (and presumably his singers) to the limits of possibility, one can also hear the strong influence of the family tradition.
This is the first of a series of location-specific Solomon's Knotrecording projects. They have chosen Arnstadt’s inspirational Bachkirche for these works, not only for its wonderful acoustic, but also as a place which connects the two Bachs: Johann Christoph was born in Arnstadt, and Johann Sebastian’s first job as an organist was at the church, which came to be named after him.
SOLOMON'S KNOT voices
JONATHAN SELLS director
JAN ZAHOUREK violone
PAWEL SIWCZAK harpsichord
PROSP0073 • Released 2023